Run for a cause!


Signing up is easy.

Step 1 – Join the Team

Register to run on behalf of Team YEF. Choose the school you want to represent and the race length you want to run.

Step 2 – Complete your Registration through the Fox Valley Marathon website

After you join the team you’ll receive a charity code that includes a race registration discount.  

Your commitment:

  • Register for and run either the Advocate Health Care half-marathon, 20 miler, or full marathon. New this year is the Progressive Marathon option. You’ll run or walk 25 miles on your schedule and complete your last 1.2 miles at the Fox Valley marathon! Join the other Team YEF runners as you raise money for Yorkville area students.

  • Raise a minimum of $115 for YEF. 50% of the money you raise goes directly back to the District 115 school you represent.

What you’ll receive:

  • Race Registration Discount – $20 (discount is not available for Progressive Marathon)

  • Team YEF race day shirt

  • Fundraising support – you’ll receive your own personal fundraising page to collection donations, plus you’ll receive tons of fundraising support and ideas.

  • Exceptional Race Day Experience – Includes charity hero bib, access to charity village pre-race heated tent, private gear check, and pre and post-race snacks

Do you have additional questions?
Visit our FAQ Page.


27 runners joined the Team YEF challenge by signing up to run in the Advocate Health Care Fox Valley Marathon.  Together we raised nearly $7,300, exceeding our fundraising goal by 40%. $2,500 of the money raised is invested back into the runners schools, while the remaining money funds Foundation priorities including education grants, and YEF’s annual “Fostering Our Future” awards. 


The following runners represented Team YEF at the 2018 Fox Valley Marathon

Bristol Bay Elementary

  1. Elizabeth Montgomery – Parent of BBES Students

  2. Katie Rogala – Parent of BBES and YMS Students

Bristol Grade School

  1. Jake Austin – BGS Physical Education Teacher

  2. Lori Foster – BGS Literacy Coach

Circle Center Grade School

  1. Sarah Cann – CCGS Parent and YEF Board Member

Grande Reserve Elementary School

  1. Ben Niles – GRES Parent

  2. Aaron Mueller – GRES Parent

  3. Teri Hanson - GRES Teacher

Yorkville High School

  1. Dr. Lynn Burks –BOE President

  2. Kate Calder – YHS English Teacher

  3. Chris Bartosz – Yorkville Chamber Leads 1 Member

  4. Samantha Brown – Yorkville Chamber Leads 1 Member

  5. Alma Hundiak – YHS Parent and YEF Board Member

Yorkville Intermediate School

  1. Abigail Riddle – YIS Teacher

  2. Teri Hanson – YIS Reading Specialist

  3. Traci Johnigk – YIS 6th Grade Teacher

  4. Ryan Martinez – YIS Music Teacher

  5. Sally Firrantello – YIS Paraprofessional

  6. Maxzine Rossler – YIS Special Ed Teacher

  7. Megan Rossler – YIS Supporter

  8. Melissa Riddle – YIS Supporter

  9. Tom Paulson – YIS Supporter

Yorkville Middle School

  1. Kerry Stillmunkes – YMS Parent

  2. Bethany Parker Ross – YMS Parent

  3. Derek Miller – YHS Computer Science Teacher